BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

With a tropical climate, the weather in Phuket broadly varies between warm, cool and rainy. It never really gets too cold. The high tourist season is from November to February when it’s cool and dry, after which it remains quite hot until May. Monsoon season begins mid-May and goes on till October. Here’s a monthly break up of Phuket’s climatic conditions so you can plan when to go: November to February: This is the coolest season in Phuket after the rains are over. With the best weather, naturally, this is also the busiest time with most tourists planning t... READ MORE

COOL

NOV - FEB

25°C

HOT

MAR - MAY

30°C

RAINY

MAY - OCT

28°C

GETTING IN

FLIGHT

The Phuket International Airport is the second busiest airport of Thailand after the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. There are two terminals in the airport; Terminal 1 is used for international flights while Terminal 2 is used for domestic flights. The airport is well-connected to Bangkok with daily flights. There are also direct flights to India, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, among other countries. Some of the airlines with frequent routes between India and Phuket are Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Jet Airways.

GOING AROUND

Songthaew

SONGTHAEW

Songthaews are the most common mode of transport in Phuket. They are basically pick-up trucks with two wooden benches for seating on either side of van. Songthaews travel on almost all routes particularly from Phuket Town to the beaches. But they don’t go from one beach to another. They don’t have any fixed stops, and pick and drop passengers as requested.
One can catch Songthaews from the local bus terminal at Ranong Road in Phuket Town. These ply from 7 am until 6:00 p.m. and fares range from 25 THB to 40 THB depending on the distance travelled.

NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

Police191
Fire199
Tourist Police1155
Marine Police076-211883
Tourist Rescue CentreChalong, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand, Ph: +66 76 383 255
International Hospital1719